Period
to 27 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 10,481 11,996 14,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.89% 14.32% 14.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.55% 59.91% 59.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8,382 9,736 12,251
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +5.26%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 16,492 20,022 24,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.43% 23.90% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 13,113 15,681 20,161
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 27 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +1 3,659 £37,500 -6.25% 782
North of England +1 2,142 £37,000 -1.33% 730
Midlands 0 1,650 £37,500 -2.60% 466
South West +4 1,383 £35,000 -6.67% 382
North West 0 1,154 £37,500 -1.96% 421
West Midlands 0 1,057 £37,500 -2.60% 254
East of England 0 888 £40,000 +6.67% 358
Yorkshire 0 833 £37,500 +2.74% 231
East Midlands +4 593 £35,000 -9.09% 211
Scotland +4 443 £38,500 -3.75% 126
Wales +2 284 £38,500 +6.94% 79
North East -5 155 £32,500 -7.14% 78
Northern Ireland +5 39 £34,250 -11.04% 13
Channel Islands 0 6 £25,000 -25.37% 4
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 4,874 (46.50%) Microsoft
2 4,452 (42.48%) Active Directory
3 3,835 (36.59%) Windows Server
4 3,250 (31.01%) Office 365
5 2,897 (27.64%) VMware
6 2,690 (25.67%) Linux
7 2,607 (24.87%) Azure
8 2,274 (21.70%) Windows 10
9 2,008 (19.16%) ITIL
10 1,908 (18.20%) SQL
11 1,859 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1,697 (16.19%) SQL Server
13 1,633 (15.58%) Firewall
14 1,476 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
15 1,453 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
16 1,429 (13.63%) DNS
17 1,424 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,400 (13.36%) Windows Server 2012
19 1,399 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
20 1,343 (12.81%) Windows 7
21 1,322 (12.61%) PowerShell
21 1,322 (12.61%) Cisco
22 1,301 (12.41%) MS Exchange
23 1,249 (11.92%) Hyper-V
24 1,247 (11.90%) C#
25 1,239 (11.82%) AWS
26 1,194 (11.39%) Citrix
27 1,158 (11.05%) DHCP
28 1,130 (10.78%) SCCM
29 1,088 (10.38%) TCP/IP

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,301 (12.41%) MS Exchange
2 659 (6.29%) SharePoint
3 537 (5.12%) IIS
4 391 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 310 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 278 (2.65%) Skype for Business
7 157 (1.50%) Apache
8 137 (1.31%) Confluence
9 104 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 100 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 77 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
12 62 (0.59%) JBoss
13 55 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
14 51 (0.49%) CMS
15 40 (0.38%) WebLogic
16 37 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
17 36 (0.34%) OpenStack
18 26 (0.25%) nginx
19 24 (0.23%) IBM Notes
20 23 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,476 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
2 173 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 98 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 98 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 10 (0.095%) Simulink
8 9 (0.086%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.057%) Steinberg Cubase
10 5 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.048%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.038%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.029%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.029%) CATIA
12 3 (0.029%) Maya
12 3 (0.029%) Windchill
13 2 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 45 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 16 (0.15%) assyst
6 13 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.11%) Elite 3E
8 9 (0.086%) Sage 200
8 9 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (0.067%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.057%) Line 50
10 6 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.057%) Primavera
10 6 (0.057%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.057%) Visualfiles
11 5 (0.048%) Exchequer
11 5 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.048%) Pegasus Opera
12 4 (0.038%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3,250 (31.01%) Office 365
2 2,607 (24.87%) Azure
3 1,239 (11.82%) AWS
4 392 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 305 (2.91%) SaaS
6 278 (2.65%) IaaS
7 178 (1.70%) PaaS
8 171 (1.63%) GCP
9 148 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
10 117 (1.12%) OneDrive
11 91 (0.87%) Power Platform
12 71 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
13 69 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
14 68 (0.65%) GitHub
15 56 (0.53%) G Suite
16 52 (0.50%) Mimecast
16 52 (0.50%) Serverless
17 45 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 42 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
19 39 (0.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,633 (15.58%) Firewall
2 1,429 (13.63%) DNS
3 1,158 (11.05%) DHCP
4 1,088 (10.38%) TCP/IP
5 927 (8.84%) WAN
6 904 (8.63%) LAN
7 613 (5.85%) VPN
8 552 (5.27%) SAN
9 428 (4.08%) VoIP
10 400 (3.82%) Internet
11 369 (3.52%) VLAN
12 367 (3.50%) Wireless
13 305 (2.91%) Skype
14 249 (2.38%) Network Security
15 212 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
16 186 (1.77%) NAS
16 186 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
17 105 (1.00%) HTTP
18 103 (0.98%) MPLS
19 101 (0.96%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,697 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 258 (2.46%) MySQL
3 203 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 153 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 140 (1.34%) Big Data
6 139 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 125 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 92 (0.88%) NoSQL
9 89 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 89 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 82 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
11 81 (0.77%) MongoDB
12 74 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 73 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
14 71 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
15 70 (0.67%) RDBMS
16 66 (0.63%) Power BI
17 47 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
18 42 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
19 37 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 507 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 346 (3.30%) JIRA
3 303 (2.89%) Jenkins
4 272 (2.60%) Visual Studio
5 175 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 147 (1.40%) Subversion
7 87 (0.83%) Bitbucket
8 75 (0.72%) Selenium
9 72 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 68 (0.65%) TeamCity
11 63 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 53 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 53 (0.51%) WiX
13 47 (0.45%) Maven
13 47 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
14 45 (0.43%) Eclipse
15 41 (0.39%) JUnit
16 39 (0.37%) MSI
17 34 (0.32%) Postman
18 31 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,065 (10.16%) Finance
2 443 (4.23%) Retail
3 385 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 364 (3.47%) Public Sector
5 252 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 224 (2.14%) Legal
7 145 (1.38%) Marketing
8 140 (1.34%) Law
9 134 (1.28%) Electronics
10 133 (1.27%) Advertising
11 121 (1.15%) Aerospace
12 102 (0.97%) Automotive
13 95 (0.91%) Military
14 90 (0.86%) Games
15 76 (0.73%) Banking
16 59 (0.56%) Back Office
17 47 (0.45%) Local Government
18 32 (0.31%) Financial Institution
19 28 (0.27%) German Language
20 26 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,648 (15.72%) Analyst
2 1,345 (12.83%) Support Engineer
3 1,111 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,091 (10.41%) IT Support
5 879 (8.39%) Developer
6 808 (7.71%) IT Engineer
7 711 (6.78%) Support Analyst
8 603 (5.75%) Software Engineer
9 566 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 465 (4.44%) Service Analyst
11 463 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 457 (4.36%) IT Support Engineer
13 448 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
14 443 (4.23%) Consultant
15 414 (3.95%) IT Analyst
16 393 (3.75%) Administrator
17 378 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 367 (3.50%) Architect
19 359 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
20 321 (3.06%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,051 (10.03%) .NET
2 460 (4.39%) HTML
3 371 (3.54%) CSS
4 341 (3.25%) Web Services
5 336 (3.21%) ASP.NET
6 294 (2.81%) AngularJS
7 282 (2.69%) .NET Framework
8 256 (2.44%) XML
9 223 (2.13%) WPF
10 211 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 188 (1.79%) WCF
12 182 (1.74%) jQuery
13 181 (1.73%) REST
14 167 (1.59%) JSON
15 158 (1.51%) WinForms
16 152 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
17 150 (1.43%) HTML5
17 150 (1.43%) Middleware
18 144 (1.37%) .NET Core
19 141 (1.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 759 (7.24%) Data Centre
2 668 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 623 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 471 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
5 349 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 252 (2.40%) Clustering
7 211 (2.01%) User Experience
8 186 (1.77%) Replication
9 183 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 160 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
11 154 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
12 132 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
13 128 (1.22%) Smartphone
14 125 (1.19%) Algorithms
15 100 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
16 98 (0.94%) Client/Server
16 98 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
17 95 (0.91%) Virtual Team
18 87 (0.83%) Private Cloud
19 80 (0.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3,835 (36.59%) Windows Server
2 2,690 (25.67%) Linux
3 2,274 (21.70%) Windows 10
4 1,400 (13.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,343 (12.81%) Windows 7
6 1,011 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 606 (5.78%) Unix
8 449 (4.28%) Windows 8
9 345 (3.29%) Android
10 291 (2.78%) Apple iOS
11 250 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 217 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 193 (1.84%) Mac OS
14 150 (1.43%) Windows XP
15 142 (1.35%) CentOS
16 108 (1.03%) Ubuntu
17 81 (0.77%) Solaris
18 79 (0.75%) Mac OS X
19 64 (0.61%) Debian
20 53 (0.51%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,008 (19.16%) ITIL
2 1,453 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
3 1,424 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1,399 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
5 897 (8.56%) DevOps
6 801 (7.64%) Software Engineering
7 603 (5.75%) Mentoring
8 488 (4.66%) Information Security
9 481 (4.59%) Service Management
10 465 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
11 459 (4.38%) Migration
12 448 (4.27%) Service Delivery
13 444 (4.24%) Computer Science
14 423 (4.04%) Project Management
15 400 (3.82%) Change Management
16 386 (3.68%) Incident Management
17 376 (3.59%) Configuration Management
18 370 (3.53%) Project Delivery
19 347 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
20 344 (3.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,908 (18.20%) SQL
2 1,322 (12.61%) PowerShell
3 1,247 (11.90%) C#
4 858 (8.19%) Python
5 655 (6.25%) C++
6 634 (6.05%) JavaScript
7 569 (5.43%) Java
8 456 (4.35%) C
9 383 (3.65%) Bash Shell
10 262 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 190 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 168 (1.60%) Perl
13 148 (1.41%) PHP
13 148 (1.41%) Ruby
14 108 (1.03%) VB.NET
15 102 (0.97%) VBScript
16 92 (0.88%) PL/SQL
17 84 (0.80%) VB
18 66 (0.63%) TypeScript
19 64 (0.61%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1,078 (10.29%) Degree
2 977 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 641 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 508 (4.85%) MCSE
5 424 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 391 (3.73%) MCSA
7 363 (3.46%) CCNA
8 346 (3.30%) SC Cleared
9 277 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 231 (2.20%) MCP
11 222 (2.12%) DV Cleared
12 148 (1.41%) CCNP
13 146 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 136 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
15 121 (1.15%) CISSP
16 120 (1.14%) DBS Check
17 116 (1.11%) A+ Certification
18 63 (0.60%) MCITP
18 63 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
19 61 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 981 (9.36%) SLA
2 219 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 168 (1.60%) QA
4 114 (1.09%) GDPR
5 109 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 78 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 47 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 33 (0.31%) DICOM
9 30 (0.29%) COBIT
10 27 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 20 (0.19%) NIST
12 12 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 12 (0.11%) NCSC
13 11 (0.10%) HL7
13 11 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 11 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 10 (0.095%) PMO
15 8 (0.076%) HIPAA
16 7 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.057%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 4,452 (42.48%) Active Directory
2 1,859 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,249 (11.92%) Hyper-V
4 434 (4.14%) Docker
5 405 (3.86%) XenApp
6 363 (3.46%) vSphere
7 344 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
8 239 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
9 196 (1.87%) XenDesktop
10 169 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
11 122 (1.16%) Firmware
12 105 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 105 (1.00%) Terminal Services
13 86 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
14 56 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 53 (0.51%) VirtualBox
15 53 (0.51%) VMware NSX
16 47 (0.45%) BitLocker
17 41 (0.39%) NFS
18 34 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 1,130 (10.78%) SCCM
2 394 (3.76%) Ansible
3 350 (3.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 305 (2.91%) Kubernetes
5 284 (2.71%) SCOM
6 279 (2.66%) WSUS
7 271 (2.59%) Puppet
8 230 (2.19%) Terraform
9 188 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
10 119 (1.14%) vCenter Server
11 93 (0.89%) Backup Exec
11 93 (0.89%) Nagios
12 72 (0.69%) NetBackup
12 72 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
13 64 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
14 55 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
14 55 (0.52%) SCOrch
15 53 (0.51%) SCVMM
16 52 (0.50%) vRealize
17 45 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 4,874 (46.50%) Microsoft
2 2,897 (27.64%) VMware
3 1,322 (12.61%) Cisco
4 1,194 (11.39%) Citrix
5 540 (5.15%) HP
6 523 (4.99%) Oracle
7 354 (3.38%) Veeam
8 318 (3.03%) Dell
9 290 (2.77%) Apple
10 269 (2.57%) Red Hat
11 268 (2.56%) NetApp
12 252 (2.40%) IBM
13 243 (2.32%) ServiceNow
14 237 (2.26%) EMC
15 217 (2.07%) Google
16 174 (1.66%) Symantec
17 171 (1.63%) Splunk
18 163 (1.56%) SAP
19 155 (1.48%) McAfee
20 154 (1.47%) SolarWinds